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May 2, 2016

Shorties (May's Best New Books, The Connection Between Music and Poetry, and more)

Signature, Cultured Vultures and the Sunday Express listed May's biggest new books.

Bustle recommended May's best new fiction, nonfiction, and young adult books.


Pitchfork examined the connection between music and poetry.


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eBooks on sale for $1.99 today:

Harold and Maude by Colin Higgins
Prayers for the Living by Alan Cheuse


Bookforum interviewed Adam Ehrlich Sachs about his debut story collection Inherited Disorders.


The Quietus recapped April's best new music.


Benjamin Wood shared Billy Joel's influence on his writing at Literary Hub.


Anton DiSclafani recommended books that define Texas at Electric Literature.


Book Riot recommended books about the Beatles.


The Rumpus interviewed Brendan Jones about his debut novel The Alaskan Laundry.


Parquet Courts visited World Cafe for an interview and live performance.


Literary Hub interviewed Lydia Millet about her new novel Sweet Lamb of Heaven.


Islands' Nick Diamonds ranked the band's albums at Noisey.


Book Riot paired a reading list with Beyonce's new album Lemonade.


Newsweek previewed May's new music releases.


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's complicated history of printing Mein Kampf in the United States.


Stream Bob Dylan's cover of Frank Sinatra's "All the Way."


The Rumpus interviewed author Lauren Groff.


Stream a new Braids track.


The Rumpus interviewed author Anne Enright.


Florist played a Tiny Desk Concert.


Camille Peri talked to Weekend Edition about her debut novel The Assistants.


Stream a new Aloha song.


Jillian Keenan discussed her new book Sex with Shakespeare with Vogue.


Gary Louris discussed the new Jayhawks album Paging Mr. Proust with Rolling Stone.


Weekend Edition interviewed Adam Haslett about her new novel Imagine Me Gone.


Stream a new Local Natives song.


Actor Alan Cumming discussed his favorite books at the New York Times.


Stream Frightened Rabbit's cover of "Streets of Philadelphia" by Bruce Springsteen.


Matt Kindt interviewed fellow cartoonist Jeff Lemire at Paste.


Prince's music vault has been opened, and contains enough new music to release an album a year for the next century.


The Los Angeles Times and Weekend Edition interviewed Don DeLillo about his new novel Zero K.


Salon examined the influence of NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concerts.


Men's Journal interviewed author Rob Spillman.


James McBride talked to the Virginian-Pilot about his book Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul.


Time Out New York interviewed author Roxane Gay.


The Record reconsidered Rush's 2112 album 40 years after its release.


Tobias Carroll examined secret societies in fiction at Literary Hub.


Pitchfork and All Songs Considered interviewed electronic musician Tim Hecker.


Literary Hub shared an excerpt from Raja Alem's novel The Dove's Necklace.



also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)


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